Carrying the minority tag during the past session of the Minnesota Legislature didn’t bother eight-term Republican Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka. In fact, it drove him.
Archive | June 6, 2013
Authorities are investigating reports of a underage drinking party near the home of Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude. A Mille Lacs County deputy broke up a teen drinking party on Memorial Day after responding to the Foreston-area home Jude and her husband Russ, an investigator with the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department. Authorities went [...]
I have had several reminders this past week on why living in small-town Minnesota is preferable to living just about anywhere else on Earth. Bock’s annual Ride For Boobies breast cancer fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Riders that took place this past Saturday was just one. As I stood on the sidewalks crowded with people [...]
If you’re interested in buying some land in Mille Lacs County, there’s quite a bit of tax-forfeited land for sale on July 17 at the courthouse in Milaca. County commissioners passed a resolution at their May 21 meeting to approved a list of such land for that sale at 10 a.m. Auditor-Treasurer Phil Thompson was [...]
Dr. Quinn Strobl of the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey told county commissioners at their May 21 meeting that her office investigated 164 deaths in Mille Lacs County in 2012, a slight increase over 2011. Strobl, the county’s medical examiner, makes an annual report to commissioners. She said 35 percent (58) of the deaths [...]
Milaca Public Schools teachers, paraprofessionals and administration are mourning the loss of longtime special education teacher Cindy Zillmer after she was killed in a car crash Friday night, May 31. As the news of her passing spread throughout the school, several of the staff have recalled their time with the 57-year-old Zillmer who started in [...]
Fresh off a stop in Mora to check out a local manufacturer there, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spent about an hour this past Friday, May 31, in Milaca touring Gorecki Manufacturing in the industrial park. The stops are part of Klobuchar’s “Made in America” tour, in which she is stopping at various companies throughout Minnesota [...]